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"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back,With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone."
Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paternalistic, feudal outlook. I enjoyed parts of the mythic aspects of the book, but didn't like the overall feudal tone. Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Just Me
I was introduced to this book in fifth grade. Every fall since then I've felt drawn back to it. I've probably read it 15 times since then. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ron Hockman
Love this book. A very good opening sequence for this genre.Published 3 days ago by Judith A. King-harmon
I'll skip any summary of this book or of the series; dozens of reviewers have done that quite well. I assume that you are familiar with these books, probably have read this volume,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pop Bop
When I purchased this book to read in my Kindle. .The cover did no say sample. .I can only read the first chapter. .disappointedPublished 2 months ago by carolina
One of my favorite childhood book. Great descriptions you feel as though you were living it.Published 2 months ago by CC Morales